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Horváth Gyula † (2015. szeptember 23.)
Transdanubian Research Institute


Curriculum Vitae

Personal data

Name : Horváth Gyula † (2015. szeptember 23.)

Place and date of birth : Kaposvár, October 4th,1951

Marital status : married, three children


Education and training

1974University of Pécs, Faculty of Economics — Graduated from University of Pécs, Faculty of Economics. Diploma in Marketing
1977University of Pécs — Doctor of University in Economics. Title of the doctoral work: Regional Problems of Development of Consumer Co-operatives
1987Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest — CSc in Economics. Title of the thesis: The Development of the Organization of Regional Economy and its Institutions
1999Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest — DSc in Economics. Title of the thesis: European Regional Policy
2000University of Pécs, Faculty of Business and Economics — habilitation

Language skills

Russian (writes, reads, lectures)
Italian (writes, reads, lectures)
English (writes, reads, lectures)

Places of work and employment

1974—1978HAS CRS Transdanubian Research Institute — junior research fellow
1978—1987HAS CRS Transdanubian Research Institute — research fellow
1987—1991HAS CRS Transdanubian Research Institute — senior research fellow, Head of Department
1992—1997HAS CRS Transdanubian Research Institute — Director of the Transdanubian Research Institute of the CRS
1997—2012HAS Centre for Regional Studies — Director-general of the Centre for Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2001—University of Pécs, Faculty of Economics — Professor of Regional development and policy
2012—Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Institute of Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences — Research advisor

Teaching activities

1988—Professor of Regional development and policy, Faculty of Economics of the University of Pécs
1996—Co-chairman of PhD Course of Regional Policy and Economics Courses: Regional policy (MSc graduate), Comparative European regional policy (PhD), University of Pécs Faculty of Business and Economics
1998—Part-time professor of Regional economics, Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Debrecen
2001—Professor of Regional development and policy, University of Pécs, Faculty of Business and Economics
2010—Visiting professor, Master and PhD courses: European regional policy, Regional economics, Babeş–Bolyai University (Cluj-Napoca – Romania)

Scientific activity

1982—Regional Science Association, European Section, member
1993—2011Association of European Schools of Planning, Council of Representatives, member
1993—Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Committee of Regional Sciences, member
1994—University of Pécs Doctoral and Habilitation Committee, member
1997—2002Task Force for European Integration at the Government of Republic of Hungary, member
1998—2003General Assembly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Elected member
1999—2001Expert group of the VISION–PLANET Programme, member
2001—2010Scientific and Accreditation Committee of University of Pécs and University of Kaposvár, member
2002—2006Scientific Advisory Board of the Office for Regional Development, Prime Minister’s Office, chairman
2002—2011Hungarian Regional Science Association, president
2002—Academia Europaea (London), member
2005—Central Euroepan Innovation Area Initiatives, member of the board
2006—2010Committee of the Széchenyi and Kossuth Prizes, member
2006—2012Duna-Drava Regional Development Foundation Board of Trustees, member
2006—MTA-VITA Foundation for Economic Development of Hungary, chairman
2008—Board of Hungarian Research Abroad of the HAS, vice-chairman
2008—2011Duna-Drava Regional Development Foundation Board of Trustees, vice-chairman
2009—2010Committee for Kossuth and Széchenyi Prize Sub-comittee for Settlement and Regional Development, president
2011—Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Committee of Regional Sciences, president
2014—Three Eastern Borders Corner Research and Development Centre, vice-chairman


1978Junior Scientists' Award of Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1982Junior Scientists' Award of Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1995Award of Regional Development of the General Assembly of Baranya county
1998—2001Holder of Széchenyi Scholarship
1998Pro Science Prize
1998Pro Regio Award
2000Millenium Award of the City of Pécs
2000Pro Facultate Oeconomica Award of the University of Miskolc
2000Award for the Economy of Baranya County of the Pécs-Baranya Commercial Chamber
2001Pécs Megyei Jogú Város Pro Communitate Díja
2001Prize of Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2002Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Kaposvár
2002Pro Communitate Prize of City of Pécs
2005Medallion for the University of Debrecen
2005Széchenyi Prize (the highest scientific award recognizing outstanding contributions to academic life), awarded by the President of the Republic of Hungary
2010Bulgarian Geographical Society, honorary member
2011Ten Years Jubilee Certificate, Romanian Regional Science Association
2012For the Regional Science, Hungarian Regional Science Association

Editorial Membership

1997Régiók Európája, series editor
2001Területi Statisztika, member
2002Yearbook and Habilitations of the Doctoral School of Regional Policy and Economics of the University of Pécs, member
2002European Mirror, member
2003Regions of the Carpathian-Basin, series editor
2006Külgazdaság, member
2008Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai. Oeconomica (Cluj-Napoca), member
2009Problems of Geography (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia), member
2009Region: ekonomika i sociologiya (Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk), member
2011Regional Science in Russia, tag
2011Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai, Geographia (Kolozsvár), tag
2013Sovremennie Proizvoditelnie Sili (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moszkva), tag
2014Vestnik Novosibirskogo Gosudarstvennogo Universiteta Ekonomiki (Novoszibirszk), tag

Subjects taught

Regional development and policy (Babeş–Bolyai University, Faculty of Business and Economics, MSc)
Comparative European regional development (Babeş–Bolyai Tudományegyetem Közgazdaság-tudományi Kar, PhD)
Regional policy (University of Pécs, Faculty of Business and Economics, MSc)
Regional transformation in Eastern- and Central-Europe (University of Pécs Faculty of Economics, Janus Pannonius College)
The basics of territorial development (University of Pécs, Faculty of Business and Economics, BA)
Regional economics (University of Debrecen Centre for Agricultural Economics Kerpely Kálmán Doctoral School)
Comparative European regional policy (University of Pécs, Faculty of Business and Economics, Doctoral School in Regional Policy and Economics)

Research fields

European regional policy, regional co-operation in Central Europe, and regionalism, restructuring and regional policy in Eastern and Central Europe.
Regional policy
Regional transformation and institutional development in Eastern and Central Europe

Trips abroad

1989Roskilde Universitetscenter — Denmark
1991Universita degli Studi di Torino — Italy
1992University of Strathclyde — United Kingdom
1993The Irish Agency for Science and Technology — Ireland
1994Forbairt (Dublin) and Údarás na Gaeltachta (Galway), Research Fellow (3 months) — Ireland
1998—1999University of Cork, University of Sheffield, University of Turin, Research Fellowship Programme of the Phare ACE on „The role of partnership in regional development” (5 months) — Ireland, United Kingdom, Italy


Sofia Universitet, Sofia — Bulgaria
Universita Commerciale di Luigi Bocconi, Milan — Italy
Slezské University v Opavé, Opava — Czech Republic
University of Leeds, Leeds — United Kingdom
Moskovskiy Gosudarstvenniy Universitet im. Lomonosova, Moscow — Russia
University of Cork, Cork — Ireland
Paris VIII., Paris — France
Universitatea Babeş–Bolyai, Cluj Napoca — Romania
Roskilde Universitetscenter, Roskilde — Denmark
Universita Degli Studi di Torino, Torino — Italy
Goszudarsztvennüj Unyiverszitet, Novoszibirszk — Russia
University College Galway, Galway — Ireland
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow — United Kingdom
Universita degli Studi di Ancona, Ancona — Italy
Trinity College, Dublin — Ireland


Author and co-author of more than 450 papers, 110 in foreign languages. Author and editor of 32 books.

Editor of series „Europe of the Regions” and “Regions of the Carpathian basin” published in Hungarian.

List of publications see:

His main publications include:

Ot prosztransztvennih iszszledovanyij do regionalnoj nauki: obzor vosztocsnoevropejszkoj i centralno­evropejszkoj isztorii nauki. – Sovremennye proizvoditel’nye sily. 2013. 3. 97–114. pp.
The German Mezzogiorno?: Supplements to the Natural History of East German Regional Development. Pécs: Institute of Regional Studies Research Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2012. 42 p. (Discussion Papers; 86.)
A hornet's nest or the climax of the change of regime? The dilemmas of creating regions in Eastern and Central Europe. In: Colombo, A (ed.): Subsidiarity Governance: Theoretical and Empirical Models. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 31–50. pp.
Regionalization in Eastern and Central Europe: obstacles and perspectives. – Geography, Environment, Sustainability. 2012. 5. 4–17. pp.
(ed.) Regional Transformation Processes in the Western Balkan Countries. Pécs, Centre for Regional Studies of Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2011.
Regionalnoe razvitie i regionalnaya politika i Tzentralno-Vostochnoj Evropi v perehodniy period. Moskva, Izdatelstvo MGTU im N. E. Baumana, 2011. 279 p.
Inequalities in the Central and Eastern European research area: Challenges of regional decentralisation. In: Pálné Kovács, Ilona – Kutschar, Dagmar (eds.): Internationalisation of Social Sciences in Eastern and Central Europe. London–New York, Routledge. 2010. 115–132. pp.
Regionalism in a unitary state: the case of Hungary. In: Scully, Roger – Wyn Jones, Richard (Eds.): Europe, Regions and European Regionalism. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan. 2010. 184–202. pp.
Ways and experiences of regional transformation to market economy in Eastern and Central Europe (the case of research area). In: 20 Jahre Deutsche Einheit. Von Transformation zur europäischen Integrationen. Tagungsband. IWH-Sonderheft. 2010. 3. 133–147. pp.
Cohesion Deficiences in Eastern and Central Europe – Inequalities of Regional Research Area. Pécs, Centre for Regional Studies, HAS. 2009. Discussion Papers, 72. 40 p.
Regional transformation in Russia. Pécs, Centre for Regional Studies, HAS. 2008. Discussion Papers, 65. 59 p.
The dilemmas of creating regions in Eastern and Central Europe. In: Hajdú, Z. – Illés, I. – Raffay, Z. (eds.): Southeast Europe: State Borders, Cross-border Relations, Spatial Structures. Pécs, Centre for Regional Studies, HAS. 2007. 72–98. pp.
Regional disparities and competitiveness in Central and Eastern Europe. In: Komornicki, T. – Czapiewski, K. Ł. (eds.): New Spatial Relations in new Europe. Warszawa, Polish Academy of Sciences Stanisław Leszczycki Institute of Geographymand Spatial Organization, Centre for European Studies Polish Geo-graphical Society, 2005. 9–25. pp.
Regional challenges and policy responses in Central and Eastern Europe. In: Enyedi, Gy. – Tózsa I. (eds.): The Region: Regional Development Policy, Administration and E-government. Budapest, Akadémai Kiadó. 2004. 149–191. pp. Transition, Competitiveness and Eco¬nomic Growth 5.
The role of R&D in Hungary. – Collins, P. (ed.): Towards 3%: Attainment of the Barcelona Target. London, European Academies Science Advisory Council. 2004. 31–36. pp.
Regional policy and development in East-Central Europe. In: Halasi-Kun, G. (ed.): Studies of Environmental Protection in the Carpathian Basin. Budapest, HAS, Department of Earth Science. 2003. Pollution and Water Resources. Columbia University Seminar Proceedings. XXXIII–XXXIV. 243–275. pp.
The future of the regions in Europe. – The Region’s Project for a New Cohesion Policy: the Contribution of Regional Policies to Sustainable Development in Tomorow’s Europe. Strasbourg, Assembly of European Regions. 2003. 137–142. pp.
Landscape, Settlement, Region (in Hungarian). Ed. by Enyedí, Gy.–Horváth, Gy. Budapest, Kossuth Kiadó. 2002. 510 p.
Regional development and policy in Central and Eastern Europe. Florence, European Institute. 2002. 32 p.
Regions and Cities in the Global World. Pécs, Centre for Regional Studies. 2001. 243 p.
Regions in the European Union. – European Mirror. 1999. March. 58–78. pp.
Hungary on the path to Europe, 1. Regional Policy. Budapest, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister’s Office. 1999. 18 p.
Changing Hungarian regional policy and accession to the European Union. – European Urban and Regional Studies. 1999. 2. 166–177. pp.
Policy legislation on cross-border co-operation. In:  Kicker, R. – Marko, J. – Steiner, M. (eds.): Changing Borders, Legal and Economic Aspects of European Enlargement. Frankfurt am Main, Lang Europäischer Verlag der Wissenschaften. 1998. 237–256. pp.
European Regional Policy (in Hungarian). Budapest–Pécs, Dialóg Campus Kiadó. 1998. 502 p.
Perspectives of the European regional development and policy (in Hungarian). – Tér és Társadalom. 1998. 3. 1–26. pp.
Regional and Cohesion Policy in Hungary. Pécs, Centre for Regional Studies. 1998. 80 p.
Rise and Decline of the Regions. Regional Development of British Isles (in Hungarian). Pécs, MTA Regionális Kutatások Központja. 1997. 438 p.
The regional policy of the transition in Hungary. – European Spatial Research and Policy. 1996. 2. 39–55. pp.
The Challenge of Regional Policy and Development in Hungary. Glasgow, EPRC, University of Strathclyde. 1996. 64 p. (Co-author: Downes, R.)
Transition and Regionalism in East-Central Europe. Tubingen, Europäisches Zentrum für Föderalismus-Forschung. 1996. 59 p.
Economic reforms in East-Central Europe. In Hardy, S. – Hart, M. et al. (eds.): An Enlarged Europe: Regions in Competition? London, Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 1995. 35–52. pp.
European Challenges and Hungarian Responses in Regional Policy, Pécs, Centre for Regional Studies. 1994. 514 p.
Development Strategies in the Alpine-Adriatic Region. Pécs, Centre for Regional Studies. 1993. 350 p.